Kribs are a lovely gentle fish, originally from Nigeria. They a small in size, big in colour and, being a Cichlid, they are smarter than your average. Couple this with their readiness to breed and I feel that there is not a lot that you shouldn’t love about this little African Cichlid.
Species – Kribensis - Pelvicachromis pulcher
Current Size – 5cm - 7cm
Adult Length – 10cm
Temperature Range – 24 – 26°C
pH Range – 6.0 – 7.5
Special Requirements - These little cichlids are gentle in nature and will happily live with many other gentle community fish. They stay predominantly near the bottom so care should be taken to ensure that they receive enough food, especially if they are housed with larger more voracious tank mates. They like to hide in caves and so plenty of hidey holes is ideal.
Tanks Mates and Compatibility - They are a great community fish so, providing the tank is passive, they will fit in perfectly.
Feeding - They are definitely not fussy and are a true omnivore. Live or frozen food is ideal if conditioning them for breeding is a priority. Keep their diet as varied as possible
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juvenilles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. However if this is not possible, we will always contact you to discuss.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you. This is dependent on current stock at the time of your order.